ACP recommends meaningful performance measures for preventive care

An analysis by ACP's Performance Measurement Committee of 28 performance measures for preventive care shows that 6 (21%) of the measures were valid, 10 (36%) were not valid, and 12 (43%) were of uncertain validity.


ACP's Performance Measurement Committee has released an analysis of 28 performance measures for preventive care. ACP identified the relevant preventive care performance measures from the websites of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the CMS Quality Payment Program.

Findings showed that 6 (21%) of the measures were valid, 10 (36%) were not valid, and 12 (43%) were of uncertain validity. ACP performed this analysis using its measure review criteria (previously published in a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine evaluating the importance, evidence base, and technical aspects of the performance measures).

ACP recognizes the importance of the performance measurement field in the changing health care environment. The College's goal is to encourage the use of high-quality, evidence-based performance measures to optimally guide the improvement of the quality of patient care and the practice of internal medicine.

For access to ACP's meaningful performance measure recommendations for other clinical topics, visit ACP's repository online.